Terry Ledger, wealthy land developer and builder of high-end homes has searched for years for the right location for a retirement development. The last place he expected to find it was in an eBay auction. He paid a million dollars to win the tiny far West Texas town of Agua Dulce. He's used to his projects changing lives, but little did he know that his association with Agua Dulce and its 10 eccentric citizens would be a life-changing event for himself.
Marisa Rutherford, the ostensible mayor of Agua Dulce, manager of the only cafe, flea market and tourist trap and nurturer of her dying mother, never expected to have to protect the town's odd population from an outsider like Terry and his plans. Nor did she expect to find the man of her dreams to be the instigator of so much trouble. Can she reconcile her heartfelt feelings for him with the loyalty she feels for Agua Dulce's citizens?
|Publisher:||Anna Jeffrey Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Anna Jeffrey's books have won the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have placed or finaled in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, the More than Magic awards and the NEC Readers' Choice Award. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and NINC.
Anna is a fifth generation Texan. She was born and grew up in West Texas, where most of her family members were farmers and ranchers or worked in the oil fields. She left Texas and for years lived in four of the western states, a rich experience she'll never forget. Only after she returned to Texas, did she sit down and try her hand at fiction. Most of her stories begin with the premise of ordinary people facing unexpected life events and handling them in an honorable, courageous way.
She loves most things western, from the customs and culture to the philosophy of life. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading among others. These days, she's back home in Texas. She and her husband live in a small town in North Central Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a really touching book, because it wasn't just about the hero and the heroine, but also her extended family. It tackles some difficult issues, such as her mother's health and a friend's alcoholism, with delicacy and compassion. Not a lighthearted book at times, but very uplifting. Definitely a keeper!
In Agua Dulce, Texas, Mr. Patel informs Marisa Rutherford that their town of ten residents in West Texas has been bought over eBay. Marisa worries that the owner will build a modern monster petrol station that will put out of business her mom¿s Pecos Belle¿s Emporium & Eats. Marisa wonders what she and her Alzheimer¿s afflicted mom will do once the newcomer arrives. --- Realty speculator Terry Ledger knows even for him this million dollar gambit seems insane. However, he pictures a travelers¿ oasis in the middle of nowhere, but the ten citizens, that is those with their faculties, consider him an idiot. He soon realizes that his prime obstacle is the beautiful intelligent town leader Marisa if he can sell the concept to her, she will sell his plan to the others. However, as Terry works on the roadblock, he and Marisa begin to fall in love. He alters his plans to expand his persuasion to include Marisa as his life¿s partner, but she was burned once by love and fears touching a greater heat the second time around. --- SWEET WATER is a warm contemporary romance starring amiable lead protagonists and a town of eccentrics who meddle, matchmake and mother the stars. The changing relationship between Marisa and Terry make the tale on a personal level they begin to fall in love though she doubts her competency with those feelings on a professional level they are combatants with different dreams for the future of Agua Dulce and for one another. Though the solution seems too simple, fans will enjoy this slice of life in West Texas. --- Harriet Klausner